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COMPACT PRODUCT CATEGORY

ACTIVATED SLUDGE PLANT


PRODUCT NAME

COMPACT
APPLICATION

TREATMENT OF DOMESTIC
WASTE WATERS
CAPACITY

TREATMENT OF DOMESTIC
WASTE WATERS
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Certified Quality C E NC
System

PLANT
DESCRIPTION
COMPACT is a package plant entirely made of a single piece of roto-moulded polyethylene.
The plant is designed for the secondary treatment of domestic waste waters from small residential communities
not served by the main sewer.
COMPACT is generally associated with a grease trap for pre-treatment of gray water discharged from kitchen,
showers and domestic laundry equipment or a Double-Septic tank in situation where black and gray waters are
mixed.

Secondary treatment is designed to substantially degrade the biological content of the sewage. SUPER PLUS
is a compact activated sludge plant to treat the settled sewage liquor using aerobic biological processes.
The depuration is performed in a multi-stage process whose phases of: biological oxidation, sedimentation,
digestion and disinfection.

OXIDATION The biological oxidation phase occurs in presence of aerobic bacteria and protozoa which
consume biodegradable soluble organic contaminants and bind much of the less soluble
fractions into floc particles.
The oxygen necessary to the biological processes is supplied by a silenced membrane-type
air compressor positioned externally. Oxygen is diffused inside the oxidation compartment
by means of EPDM non-clogging membrane diffuser, delivering fine bubbles. The operation
of the air-blower can be timed and regulated in relation to the organic load.
SEDIMENTATION Sedimentation is the final step in the secondary treatment stage with the objective to settle
out the biological floc and produce a supernatant with very low levels of organic material
and suspended solids.
SUPER PLUS has a sedimentation compartment designed to optimize the hydraulic retention
for a time suitable to allow the sludge settlement.
The activated sludge and the solids settle to the base of the plant while the clarified
supernatant liquid flows towards the final stage of it.
DIGESTION The sludge separated from the treated effluent is already partially stabilized. The biological
process is designed to minimize the quantity of sludge which needs to be removed
periodically from the system for separate disposal in designated pits.
CHLORINATION Clarified water is discharged through a contact compartment where an active chlorine tablet is
positioned to disinfect and remove any remaining pathogens from the water.

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INSTALLATION
EXCAVATION Dig a hole of appropriate dimensions. The bottom of the excavation must be leveled and
compacted with a 10 cm layer of fine sand (grain size 0-5 mm).

BACKFILLING Fill the tank with clean water before backfilling to avoid collapse of the polyethylene
structure during backfilling. Once the tank is full, dump sand around the tank and level it.
For a walk-on solution build a 5 cm thick light concrete layer on top of the tank and finish
with a 40 cm thick soil.
For a drive-on solution a reinforced concrete slab is required to protect the tank.
Accessible manholes are required for inspection and maintenance.
PIPING AND PVC pipes and fittings are recommended for connecting the COMPACT plant with the inlet and
FITTINGS outlet lines. An inspection chamber situated downstream of the plant is recommended for any
inspection or maintenance works.

ELECTRICAL The electrical equipment of this plant operates with 220 Volts power supply.
CONNECTION

START UP &
MAINTENANCE COMMISSIONING After completion of installation, check that the air blower and diffuser are working correctly.
To accelerate the plant start up place the lyophilized bacteria kit in the oxidation area and a
chlorine tablet in the compartment situated in the outlet pipe.

MAINTENANCE Make sure there is no sludge stagnation in the settling tank to avoid the anaerobic processes. Every
three months insert a chlorine tablet in the appropriate place in the outlet pipe work.
Excess sludge must be removed from the tank every six months using a specialized company. Make
a sure that vents are properly installed.

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screw-on cover

DIMENSIONS & DESIGN


ØE ØU
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air blower
settling tank chlorine tablet
position

D E U HE H

HU

oxidation

COMPACT - Activated sludge plant


Code Item Equivalent D H HE HU S sed V sed V ox øE ø Weight Watt
2) (m3) (m3) (mm) (mm) (kg) (W)
Inhabitant (A.E) (cm) (cm) (cm) (m
8015 F.A.6 32 215 215 173 168 1,1 1,3 4,7 140 140 200 85
8016 F.A.7 45 215 260 217 212 1,1 1,7 6,7 160 160 250 1100
8017 F.A.8 60 215 260 217 212 1,1 1,7 6,7 160 160 250 1500
8018 F.A.9 70 215 300 251 246 1,1 1,7 8,3 160 160 300 1500

DESIGN DATA PROCESS DATA


EQUIVALENT INHABITANTS 32 45 60 70 EQUIVALENT INHABITANTS N. 32 45 60 70
SPECIFIC WATER CONSUMPTIUM l./ab. d. 200 200 200 200 ACTUAL OXIDATION RETENT. TIME h 23 20 15 13
DAILY FLOW RATE m 3./d. 6 9 12 14 SLUDGE LOAD kg. BOD5/kg.ssma m3 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,1
PEAK FACTOR Cp 5 5 5 5
SLUDGE CONCENTRATION kg.ssma/m3 5 5 5 5
PEAK FLOW RATE m 3./h 1,2 1,8 2,5 2,9
VOLUMETRIC LOAD kg. BOD5 /m3 d. 0,5 0,5 0,5 0,5
ORGANIC LOAD g. BOD 5/ab. d. 60 60 60 60
kg. BOD 5 /d. 1,8 2,7 3,6 4,2 SETTLING VELOCITY m3/m2 h. 1,4 1,4 1,4 1,4
DAILY ORGANIC LOAD
/l. 240 240 240 240 ORGANIC LOAD CONCENTRATION mg. BOD 5 /l. 240 240 240 240 RETENTION TIME IN SETTLING TANK h. 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5

INFO
Plant Performance: this secondary treatment system produces a quality of treated water conforming to the following standards:
• EU: Directive 91/271/EEC
• Italian: D.L.vo 152/99
Unless specified in writing, ISEA warrants its product and all associated electromechanical equipment for a period of
12 months from the delivery date.
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